Oct 122012
 
Elmley

In view of the news from the RSPB regarding the future of Elmley, it was a striking  coincidence that we decided to go there this Wednesday for our casual wander. It was bright sunny day and as we approached the reserve the fields were home to many lapwing, curlew and huge flocks of starlings.   […]

Mar 122012
 
Elmley RSPB Reserve

A walk at Elmley RSPB Reserve was our destination this weekend with Clifford and Joan at the helm.   16 of us gathered for this walk, a rather poignant one as it was the first following the sad loss of Gordon Allison the warden.   He was in our thoughts as we gathered in the car park. On the drive […]

Aug 282011
 
Elmley

My walk this week took me to Elmley with three of the usual team of five in attendance.   On the way down from the main road we spotted very little until we passed the RSPB office when there were lapwing, meadow pipit, little grebe and mute swan to be seen.  At the Wellmarsh Hide we […]

Jul 272011
 
Elmley RSPB Reserve

  Our Wednesday walk was planned for Elmley this week, with a stop off at Bedlams Bottom on the way.   Sheltering from the wind behind the car we managed to spot over 100 black-headed gulls, over 100 avocets, several oystercatcher, greenshank, redshank, turnstone, lapwing, kestrel, little egret, great crested grebe, and two cormorants flew over. […]

Feb 062011
 
Elmley 5th February

  As always the drive along the track into Elmley is best taken slowly and having taken our time watching the huge flocks of birds in the fields – mainly lapwing, oystercatchers, starling and coot – several of us had to speed up for the last few hundred yards to make sure that we met Jeff in time […]